source: The Wizard Q & A: James Marsters
published: March 29, 2006
author: Ben Morse
As the second half of this season of ‘Smallville’ heats up, the former ‘Buffy’ and ‘Angel’ bad boy sets his sights on Superman.
WIZARD: After playing a popular character like Spike for seven years on “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” and “Angel,” how challenging is it to move on to a new character like Brainiac on “Smallville?”
JAMES MARSTERS: The best way to do it is to be so effective in this new role that people forget about Spike as they’re watching it. When they turn the television off, they can say, “Eh, that wasn’t as good as Spike,” or whatever, but hopefully not while they’re watching.